Tuesday, June 17, 2008

It Happened Again ...

A terrible, explosive sound woke me up this morning. The wind was howling and the thunder was so loud it seemed like it was in the house with me. Fortunately there weren't any tornado sirens wailing, so I shuffled off to the backdoor to see what was happening. This is what I saw:



The thunderstorm had blown down the tree. It landed in my garden and then spilled onto and over the fence. This was the last big tree in the yard. The big winter ice storm murdered all of the others. Since this was laying on the fence, I had to saw it up before it broke the fence down ... just like the others did this winter.

I needed some 2 cycle oil for the chain saw before I could start. You have to mix the lubricating oil right in with the gasoline in that little engine. So I got out the rain gear and went to the big hardware store. This is what I saw driving through the neighborhood:





All those fat raindrops and whipping winds broke apart the blossoms on the hedge roses ...



But this little bloom came through it just fine.

8 comments:

CIELO said...

Wow... not easy living in a place like that; would hate to wake up with such terrible noice--the noice of an angered invisible force...

See you Saturday at the party

cielo

Maria said...

It always amazes me what makes it what doesn't. After storms, our yard is always littered with huge tree branches. But, my moss roses nearly always remain intact....

CIELO said...

your garden is up... hope you don't forget to post about it...

Suzanne said...

Hi honey. Ugh. The loss of another tree. I know why you aren't here today and understand completely. Relax and enjoy your afternoon and know that I'm thinking about you. The garden party will always be here and you can come enjoy what you missed at a later date. Cielo really does throw one hell of a garden party! Huge turn out and amazing gardens.

I'm so sorry about your tree, but I'm glad you and the family are safe.

XO

kylie said...

hi skeeter.....
you should do the meme thats doing the rounds right now: write your memoir in six words
consider yourself tagged :)
k

MARIA said...

I'm sorry hearing this bad news.
Greetings from Poland!

Eva said...

Hi Skeeter - I'm surprised your eardrums survived. That must have been loud. What a crazy series of storms you've had. I'll try to send some of our non-weather your way... :)

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

It's always sad, to me, when a tree is hit by a storm. I live near a park with many century old trees, and after every storm or high winds, the ground is littered with fallen limbs....Recently, a whole tree was uprooted. I might take a pic and post it....